The Hearst is pleased to present new and recent figural
works in stoneware by Travis Gingerich. Ceramics lab
technician and instructor at the Hearst Center, Gingerich
also serves on the Building Visioning Committee of the
Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board. He graduated with a
Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Northern Iowa
in 2016, and served as the Waterloo Center for the Arts
Artist-in-Residence in 2017.
Gingerich uses his artistic practice to navigate the sometimes
contentious—and sometimes harmonious—storytelling traditions
of his mixed heritage. Raised on reservation lands of the
Creek Indian Nation in Southern Alabama, Gingerich was
exposed to native histories of his tribe by his grandfather,
while also taught Old and New Testament stories by his
parents. His ceramics blend representations of Muskogee
histories and myths together with Christian biblical symbols
and personages. The human and animal forms on display
convey both a wry humor and a sense of solemn gravity;
universal elements present in every good story.
Join us for a Dazzle Hour with the artist on July 25 from 5-6 p.m.!
Also on July 25: Visit our friends at the Waterloo Center for the Arts
to see Erdahls: Works by Jerry & Thaddeus Erdahl. While at UNI,
Gingerich studied under Erdahl. It is by happy coincidence that both
shows are being celebrated with successive receptions. Stop by the
Hearst from 5–--6 PM and then head over to the WCA between 6--–7 PM.
Friday, August 16 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Hearst Center for the Arts, Dahl- Thomas Gallery
304 W Seerley Blvd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613